Amma's South Indian Cuisine

Amma's South Indian Cuisine

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Location and hours

1518 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Every Day
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMMenu
05:00 PM - 10:00 PMDinner
11:00 AM - 03:00 PMLunch

1518 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 • More info

Opens Monday 11:00 AM

  • Soup

    • Rasam

      Tomato, chili, pepper, and cumin in a tamarind juice base. Soup is prepared from a base of tamarind, tomato, cumin, peppercorns, turmeric, and curry leaves. Lightly spiced soup.
      $4.00
    • Mulligatawny Soup

      A broth made from lentils and boiled rice. Soup is prepared from a base of tamarind, tomato, cumin, peppercorns, turmeric, and curry leaves. Lightly spiced soup.
      $5.00
    • Nattukozhi Soup

      Farm fresh country chicken with turmeric, curry leaves, and peppercorns. Soup is prepared from a base of tamarind, tomato, cumin, peppercorns, turmeric, and curry leaves. Lightly spiced soup.
      $7.00
    • Aattukal Soup

      Soup is prepared from a base of tamarind, tomato, cumin, peppercorns, turmeric, and curry leaves. Lightly spiced soup.
      $7.00
  • Vegetarian Appetizers

    • Punugulu

      Made with flour, yogurt, and spices. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $6.95
      Vegetarian
    • Mysore Bonda

      Made with rice, lentils, fresh coconut, and spices. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $6.95
      Vegetarian
    • Aloo Bonda

      Made with turmeric potato, lentils, and onions. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $6.95
      Vegetarian
    • Egg Bonda

      Made with flour, boiled egg, spices, and herbs. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $6.95
      Vegetarian
    • Spinach Onion Pakoda

      Made with flour, cumin seeds, onion, spinach, and curry leaves. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $6.95
      Vegetarian
    • Masala Vada

      Served with skinned split Bengal bean and onions. Crispy and flavorful. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $6.95
      Vegetarian
    • Pavakai Pakoda

      Made with fresh bitter gourd, flour, fennel seeds, and turmeric. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $7.95
      Vegetarian
    • Cut Mirchi

      Long pepper fried with flour and spices. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $7.95
      Vegetarian
    • Medhu Vada

      Fritters made with lentils, whole black pepper, onions, and curry leaves. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $7.95
      Vegetarian
    • Bajjies

      Vegetables coated with besan flour and asafoetida. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $7.95
      Vegetarian
    • Gobi Manchurian

      Crispy cauliflower with tangy sauce, garlic, and herbs. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $9.95
      Vegetarian
    • Chili Parotta

      Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $9.95
      Vegetarian
    • Gobi 65

      Cauliflower. Vegetables marinated with ginger, garlic, turmeric, coriander, spices, herbs, dusted with flour, and deep fried. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $9.95
      Vegetarian
    • Chili Paneer

      Cubed cottage cheese with green pepper, chopped garlic, and herbs. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $10.95
      Vegetarian
  • Non Vegetarian Appetizers

    • Chilli Chicken

      Crispy chicken with ginger, garlic green pepper, and spring onion. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $12.95
    • Chicken Lollipop

      Chicken wings made to the shape of a lollipop, marinated, and fried. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $13.95
    • Chicken Pepper Varuval

      Chicken cooked with crushed black pepper, curry leaves, tomatoes, onions, and herbs. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $14.95
    • Chicken Chukka

      Chicken cooked in a medium flame with crushed pepper, red onions, and herbs until it becomes dry. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $14.95
    • Kozhi Vepudu

      Hyderabad village style of chicken starter made with fresh ground spices. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $14.95
    • Nattukozhi Ney Roast

      Farm fresh, bone in country chicken made with Chettinad masala, butter, spices, and herbs. Cooked in a flat grill until golden brown. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $15.95
    • Mutton Chukka

      Goat cooked with turmeric, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, red onions, crushed black pepper, and herbs. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $15.95
    • Lamb Chukka

      Lamb cooked with turmeric, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, red onions, crushed black pepper, and herbs.
      $15.95
    • Mutton Vepudu

      Goat made tomatoes, onions, and fresh ground spices. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $15.95
    • Lamb Vepudu

      Lamb made tomatoes, onions, and fresh ground spices. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $15.95
    • Mutton Keema

      An Indian highway food. Minced meat cooked with spices, red onion, garlic, ginger, and herbs. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $15.95
    • Era Thokku

      Roast. Shrimp cooked with red onions, ginger, garlic, tomato, turmeric, and fennel seeds. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $15.95
    • Tandoori Chicken Sizzler

      Chicken marinated in a mixture of yogurt, garlic, ginger, selected spices, and grilled. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $15.95
    • Kadai Thokku

      Roasted quail. Served with chutneys on the side and banana leaves.
      $16.95
  • Ambur Dum Biryani

    • Vegetarian Biryani

      $13.95
      Vegetarian
    • Egg Biryani

      $14.95
    • Chicken Biryani

      $16.95
    • Boneless Chicken Biryani

      $16.95
    • Mutton Biryani

      Goat.
      $17.95
    • Lamb Biryani

      $17.95
    • Shrimp Biryani

      $17.95
    • Nattukozhi Biryani

      $18.95
    • Muttton Kheema

      $18.95
    • Kadai

      Quail.
      $18.95
  • Idli

    • Idli

      Savory cakes made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentil and rice. A traditional south Indian breakfast. Three cakes per order.
      $8.95
    • Sambar Idli

      Savory cakes made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentil and rice. A traditional south Indian breakfast. Three cakes per order.
      $9.00
    • Rasam Idli

      Savory cakes made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentil and rice. A traditional south Indian breakfast. Three cakes per order.
      $8.00
    • Idli Vada

      Savory cakes made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentil and rice. A traditional south Indian breakfast. Three cakes per order.
      $9.00
    • Spicy Podi Idly

      Savory cakes made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentil and rice. A traditional south Indian breakfast. Three cakes per order.
      $9.50
      Spicy
    • Andra Style Chili Idli

      Savory cakes made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentil and rice. A traditional south Indian breakfast. Three cakes per order.
      $10.00
  • Dosa

    • Plain Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $10.95
    • Masala Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $11.95
    • Paneer Masala Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $12.95
    • Mysore Masala Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $12.95
    • Ghee Roast Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $12.95
    • Onion Masal Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $12.95
    • Paper Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $12.95
    • Podi Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $12.95
    • Kal Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $12.95
    • Pizza Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $12.95
    • Sandwich Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $13.95
    • Royalaseema Kara Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $13.95
    • Gongura Masala Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $13.95
    • Chettinad Masala Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $13.95
    • Spinach Masal Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $13.95
    • Egg Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $13.95
    • Onion Rava Masala Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $14.95
    • Chicken Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $15.95
    • Mutton Keema Dosa

      Made with fermented rice batter and beans. A thin rice crepe.
      $16.95
    • Uthappam

      $11.95
    • Appam

      Two pieces. Made with fermented rice better.
      $7.95
  • Chef Special Stews

    • Coconut Milk

      $5.95
    • Vegetable Stew

      $5.95
    • Chicken Stew

      $7.85
    • Mutton Stew

      Goat.
      $8.95
    • Meen Kuzhambu Stew

      $8.95
  • Kothu Parotta

    • Vegetables Kothu Parotta

      Multi layered fluffy bread, egg, meat, and salna a spicy sauce.
      $14.95
    • Egg Kothu Parotta

      Multi layered fluffy bread, egg, meat, and salna a spicy sauce.
      $15.95
    • Chicken Kothu Parotta

      Multi layered fluffy bread, egg, meat, and salna a spicy sauce.
      $16.95
    • Mutton Kothu Parotta

      Goat. Multi layered fluffy bread, egg, meat, and salna a spicy sauce.
      $17.95
    • Mutto Kheema Parotta

      Goat. Multi layered fluffy bread, egg, meat, and salna a spicy sauce.
      $18.95
  • Vegetarian Homestyle Entrees

    • Ennai Kathrikai Kuzhambu

      Baby eggplant cooked in hot tamarind sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $13.95
      Vegetarian
    • Dal Curry

      Smashed yellow lentil with turmeric and cumin. Served with basmati rice.
      $12.95
      Vegetarian
    • Poondu Kuzhambu

      Selected whole peeled garlic and potatoes simmered in tamarind sauce and spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $13.95
      Vegetarian
  • Soft Breads

    • Whole Wheat Chapati

      Thin whole wheat soft bread.
      $4.95
  • Veg and Non Veg Choices

    • Malabar Porotta

      Multi layered traditionally fluffy bread.
      $5.95
    • Butter Masala chicken

      $15.95
    • kuruma chicken

      $15.95
    • karaikudi chicken

      $15.95
    • Nilagiri chicken

      $15.95
    • Thalassery chicken

      $15.95
    • Copy of Thalassery chicken

      $15.95
  • Kids Mains

    • Cheese Dosa

      Rice crepe with Cheddar cheese.
      $10.00
    • Nuts and Nutella Dosa

      Rice crespe with melting chocolate and nuts.
      $10.00
  • Side Orders

    • Idli

      $1.50
    • Chutney

      $2.00
    • Boiled Egg

      $2.00
    • Ghee

      $3.00
    • Raitha

      $2.00
    • Homemade Ypgurt

      $2.50
    • Rice

      $3.50
    • Sambar

      $4.00
    • Rasam

      $4.00
  • Beverages

    • Limca

      $2.00
    • Sodas

      $2.00
    • Fresh Lemon Juice

      $2.50
    • Madras Filter Coffee

      $3.00
    • Sweet Lassi

      $4.00
    • Butter Milk

      $4.00
    • Mango Lassi

      $4.95
    • Rose Lassi

      $4.95
    • Rose Milk

      $4.95
    • Badam Milk

      $4.95
  • Desserts

    • Amma's Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

      $5.00
    • Rasmalai

      Cottage cheese with milk sauce.
      $5.00
    • Gulab Jamun

      Milk solid base sweet balls soaked in honey syrup.
      $4.00
    • Sizzling Brownie

      Warm brownie made with vanilla ice cream.
      $7.00
  • Veg and Non Veg Choices

    • Korma

      Simmered in fresh coconut based gravy with spice and herbs.
      Customize
    • Chettinad

      Served with basmati rice.
      Customize
    • Saag

      A spinach based dish cooked with mustard, fenugreek, and cream. Served with basmati rice.
      Customize
    • Butter Masala

      Served with a tangy cream sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      Customize
    • Tikka Masala

      Roasted and served in a flavorful creamy sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      Customize
    • Vindaloo Curry

      Cooked with tangy spicy curry. Served with basmati rice.
      $13.95
    • Nilgiri Curry

      Served with basmati rice.
      $12.95
    • Thalassery

      It is aromatic and gorgeously golden brown. Served with basmati rice.
      Customize
    • Gongura

      The meat is cooked with sorrel leaves know as gongura to get a tangy taste. Made in the Andra region. Served with basmati rice.
      Customize
    • Karaikudi

      Served with basmati rice.
      Customize
    • Malabar Fish Curry

      Unique in its rich flavor. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • Kerala Shrimp Moilee

      Mild from the natural sweetness of the coconut milk, and aromatic from the whole spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • Pulusu

      Nellore chepala pulusu Andra style curry. Tangy flavor with spice and herbs. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • Amma's Meen Kulambu

      Served with tamarind, turmeric, and herbs. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • chicken tikka masala

      $15.95
    • Saag chicken

      $15.95
    • gongura chicken

      $15.95
    • Amma's House Specials

      • South Indian Veg Meal

        Veg appetizer, main veg curry, rice, variety rice, rasam, sambar, mor kuzhambu, kootu, poriyal, appalam, pickle, podi, ghee, chapathi, and dessert.
        Sold out
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        $12.95
      • South Indian Non-Veg Meal

        Non veg appetizer, main nonveg curry, rice, variety rice, rasam, sambar, mor kuzhambu, kootu, poriyal, appalam, pickle, podi, ghee, chapathi, and dessert.
        Sold out
         • 
        $14.95
      • COUPLES COMBO

        chicken biryani ,mutton biryani, chicken kuruma, 2 pcs of parottas , raitha, dessert.
        $22.95